3D Layers Evolution View of a 2D Totalistic Cellular Automaton

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To view its 3D evolution, each step of a 2D nine-neighbor totalistic two-color cellular automaton is plotted as a distinct layer. Black cells are plotted as a cube or sphere and the white cells are suppressed. Each block/sphere is colored individually according to how you set the color scheme, which is used as a gradient.

Contributed by: Daniel de Souza Carvalho (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



The number of 2D nine‐neighbor totalistic rules is ; in this Demonstration this is 1024 rules for .

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